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ALS-resistant common chickweed becoming more of an issue


Common chickweed (Stellaria media) that is resistant to Group 2, or ALS-inhibiting herbicides, is on the increase in certain areas of the U.S., and can be a considerable problem in wheat production.

Does black layer form when corn is frosted?


A killing fall frost prior to physiological maturity can cause premature leaf death or whole plant death. This occurred recently when temperatures dropped below freezing in some late planted Ohio corn that had yet “black-layered."

Checking weed control at harvest


With harvest now in full swing Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension weed science coordinator, reminds farmers not to forget their fall weed control.

Local corn prices dip below $2 in some areas (10/16/14)

Advanta to distribute Phoenix brand corn seed from Syngenta (10/15/14)

Advanta to distribute Phoenix brand seed from Syngenta (10/15/14)

How many acres of corn are needed in 2015? (10/14/14)

Syngenta confirms it applied to cultivate GMO corn in China (10/13/14)

Test stalk strength by getting pushy with the crop (10/13/14)

U.S. farmers to sue Syngenta over GMO corn rejected by China (10/07/14)

Commodity Info



East River South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (10/20/14)

Grain Prices @ Illinois Interior Country Elevators (10/20/14)

Grain Prices Illinois River Barge Points (10/20/14)

Export Grain Bids (10/20/14)

CO/NE/WY Elevator Grain Bids (10/20/14)

Interior Iowa Elevator Grain Prices (10/20/14)

Minneapolis, MN Daily Cash Grain Report (10/20/14)

Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators, Open Bids (10/20/14)

South Carolina Closing Grain Bids (10/20/14)

North Carolina Grain (10/20/14)

Key Reports

Exports: Corn net sales (finally) climb (02/27/14)

Exports: Corn net sales plummet 46 percent (02/21/14)

USDA: Corn sales tumble 25% from last week (02/13/14)

WASDE: Corn prices to stay under $5 (02/10/14)

Exports: Corn net sales bounce to 10-week high (01/30/14)

Export sales: Corn tumbles 16 percent (01/24/14)

USDA: Corn sales start 2014 steady (01/09/14)

Corn exports slowly creep higher (12/19/13)

Corn exports rebound slightly after slow slide (12/12/13)

$4.75 corn in 2014? USDA thinks so (12/10/13)

Market Commentary

Afternoon Comments 10/20

Corn futures posted a firm Monday close. Forecasts for benign harvest weather and a disappointing result on the weekly USDA Export Inspections report weighed on corn futures to start the week. However, CBOT prices staged a late comeback, which probably reflected the slow harvest pace to this point, short-covering and to technical support around current levels. December corn futures settled 0.25 cent higher at $3.4825/bushel Monday afternoon, while May inched up 0.5 to $3.705.
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